Emma felt so special that people drove up from Las Vegas and over from North Dakota just for her. We are so proud of her! She was SO nervous about the baptism because people would be watching and she was afraid the water would be too cold...too deep...water would go up her nose...Daddy would hold her down...she would slip... None of those things happened of course, but she did have to be dunked twice. The first time her hands didn't go all the way under! When she realized they had to do it again, she said."Awwww!" and everyone chuckled. The second time everything went perfectly. She wore her pretty white dress(doing a fun set of photos at the temple soon!) and was happy and relieved. We all went to dinner at Emma's choice, Timbercreek Grill and Buffet. She ate 2 plates of dinner and like 4 helpings of dessert that included cotton candy, the chocolate fountain, brownies, and ice cream. :) She had a permanent smile on her face all evening! So happy for her! So glad she felt the spirit and felt special! She is such a sweet girl.
Sunday we blessed Jude. He wore the same white outfit Owen did, but of course it actually fit him. Owen swam in it! Phil did a great job this weekend and Jude's blessing was sweet. Everyone who could be there to participate was there and that meant a lot to us.
After the blessing, its generally a tradition to do a lunch. This particular Sunday just happened to be the Superbowl. Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos! Go Hawks! :) We had pizza, salads, spinach and Macayo dips, churro bites, smore's bars, and soda. We visited, munched, watched the game, and passed the baby around. Just wish the game had been more interesting, but glad the Seahawks won! Everyone continued to visit together after the game. Emma sat in laps and got loves. Owen ate, played, and soaked up the attention. Jude snuggled.
It was a fun weekend seeing everyone and visiting. Everyone lives so far away that when we all get together like that, it feels like we have never been apart. I enjoyed seeing everyone as much as the kids did. Hope to see everyone again soon! We had a blast!
Daddy and Emma!
Emma in her special white dress!
All the family together!
Jude all ready for his blessing!
Nana and Popo
Grandma and Grandpa Anderson
Emma and Jude all in white!
Everyone at the blessing!
Aunt Rachel and Uncle Jared
Emma so happy!
Uncle Steven and Jude
Uncle Steven and Emma
Emma at her special dinner. Note Jared and the cotton candy!
A few of the family nuts! :)
Our Superbowl spread! Laura made some yummy stuff!
Enjoying company and watching the game!
Emma enjoying her food and sporting her Seahawks shirt!
Showing our Seahawks pride!
Parting is such sweet sorrow! We loved seeing everyone and were sad it went by so fast! Until we meet again! Love you all!